[Sidefx-houdini-list] FlipBookCrash

Peter Robbinson probbins at corefa.com
Mon Dec 12 13:14:25 EST 2005


Our studio is testing Suse and I use Ubuntu on an Acer laptop. I've very 
pleased with Ubuntu, it is by far the easiest system to keep updated
that I've used. It's a debian based OS.

PeterR

Jed Schwartz wrote:

> Thanks John,
>
> The only thing I did change on the system was to load up
>  build H 8.0.423 -- which runs fine on the desktops in the studio
> and other than flip booking, it runs great on the laptop to-
>
> Yea, I think its time to consider updating to a fresh version of linux--
>
> Any suggestions-?
>
>
>
> On Dec 12, 2005, at 10:32 AM, John Coldrick wrote:
>
>> On Friday 09 December 2005 21:03, Jed Schwartz wrote:
>>
>>> I don't believe this is a Houdini issue so much as a linux problem.
>>>
>>> When I try to generate a flipbook on my laptop (HP zd7000) RH9 gnome
>>> I crash out of x-windows to a command prompt. The error message is
>>> something like :
>>>
>>> "the application 'rhn-applet' lost its connection to the display:0.0;
>>> most likely the x server was shut down or you killed/destroyed the
>>> application"
>>>
>>
>>     Yah, that's probably just a side effect of X crashing.  That's  
>> not a good
>> thing, typically X crashing is driver related.  Not really sure how  the
>> system can suddenly become unstable without anything being changed  - 
>> you sure
>> you didn't install new drivers or system software?  You might get  
>> some clues
>> in /var/log - maybe the XFree86 log in there might give some clues.
>>
>>     Not sure about all the variables but if it comes down to it,  you 
>> might want
>> to consider a more recent distro of linux.  RH9 is pretty dog-eared  
>> and I was
>> personally never very happy with it becoming a milestone release.
>>
>>     Cheers,
>>
>>     J.C.
>>
>> -- 
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